Dr. Charles C. Ophardt

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    Department of Chemistry
    Elmhurst College
    Elmhurst, IL 60126
    (708) 617-3596
    email: charleso@elmhurst.edu

Education

  • B. A., 1966, Major in Liberal Arts-Education, Minor in Chemistry, Concordia Teachers College, River Forest, IL.
  • Ph. D., Inorganic Chemistry, 1970, Southern Illinois University,Carbondale, IL. (Minor-Analytical Chemistry),Thesis: Reactions of Cobalt Complexes in Methanol.

Teaching Experience

  • Elmhurst College, 1970-present, currently Professor of Chemistry.
  • Sabbatical leave, August 1986-January 1987, Argonne National - Laboratory. Research on separation of actinide elements.

Courses Taught

  • CHM 432 Advanced Inorganic Chemistry
  • CHM 221 Analytical Chemistry
  • CHM 211, 212 Chemical Principles I, II
  • CHM 101, 103 General/Elem. Organic and Biochemistry
  • CHM 450 Independent Study

Publications

  • "Chemical Demonstrations as the Laboratory Component in Nonscience Majors Courses. An Outreach-Targeted Approach" Ophardt, C. E.; Applebee, M. S.; Losey, E. N. J. Chem. Ed. 2005, 82, 1174.
  • Applications of CAChe Molecular Modeling in Advanced Inorganic Chemistry, paper presented at the 15th Biennial Conference on Chemical Education, August 12, 1998.
  • Teaching and Learning Using Internet On-line Courses, paper presented at IMAC '98 in Alicante, Spain, June 27, 1998.

  • INORGANIC MOLECULES: A Visual Database A CD-ROM of 66 molecules with many graphic images, useful as a lecture aid, and available from JCE: Software.

  • Abstract:"Inorganic Molecules: A Visual Database," Ophardt, C. E., J. Chem. Ed. 1996, 73, 246. CD-ROM: JCE: Software, Vol.8 C, No. 1.
  • "Redox Demonstrations and Descriptive Chemistry: Part 3 Copper (I) and Copper (II) Equilibria," Ophardt, C. E., J. Chem. Ed. 1991, 68, 248.
  • "Redox Demonstrations and Descriptive Chemistry: Part 2 Metals," Ophardt, C. E. J. Chem. Ed. 1987, 64, 807.
  • "Redox Demonstrations and Descriptive Chemistry: Part 1 Halogens," Ophardt, C. E. J. Chem. Ed. 1987, 64, 715.
  • "Acid Rain Analysis by Standard Addition Titration," Ophardt, C. E. J. Chem. Ed. 1985, 62, 257.
  • "Synthesis and Spectra of Vanadium Complexes," Ophardt, C. E.; Stupegia, S. J. Chem. Ed. 1984, 61, 1102.
  • "Blood Buffer Demonstration," Ophardt, C. E. J. Chem. Ed. 1983, 60, 493.
  • "Cobalt Complexes in Equilibrium," Ophardt, C. E. J. Chem. Ed. 1980, 57, 453.

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